How Ginger Can Help With Weight Loss

Ginger is a very popular ingredient and has been used for a long time in Asian dishes and cuisine. Alongside its taste, ginger provides a lot of healing and health related benefits. According to some studies carried out, reports said that ginger helps the body’s rate of digestion, metabolism, alleviate some pain and most notable burn up excess fat in the body. The rate of metabolism is increased by up to 2-3% and this is very beneficial if you plan on losing weight effectively.

Ginger and its Fat Burning Benefits

To increase the body’s metabolism, it is suggested that you add ginger to the usual common foods and recipes. When ingested, ginger expands the blood vessels and that in turn increases the amount of blood flow and transportation of oxygen in the body. It also increases the body’s temperature and heat emission. Ginger causes a process called a thermogenic process to take place. This process is the body’s ability to burn excess fat in the body in order to increase the energy levels in the body and in that getting you to enhance your metabolic rate and use up calories in a much quicker and efficient way. Continue reading How Ginger Can Help With Weight Loss

Obese kids have heart disease signs of middle-aged adults

The blood vessels of obese children have stiffness normally seen in much older adults with cardiovascular disease, Dr. Kevin Harris today told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010, co-hosted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The clock is ticking and the shape of the 13 year-old-heart is changing – for the worse.

“We were surprised to find that these obese children already have stiff blood vessels,” says Dr. Harris from B.C. Children’s Hospital.”Aortic stiffness is an early indicator of cardiovascular disease in obese children.” He says it is as if the aging process has beenaccelerated in their aorta.

The aorta is the largest artery in the human body. It carries and distributes oxygen-rich blood to all the other arteries and normally acts as a buffer to the pumping action of the heart. Increased stiffness of the aorta is typically associated with aging and is a strong predictor of future cardiac events and mortality in adults. Continue reading Obese kids have heart disease signs of middle-aged adults

Sleep disturbances increase the risk of work disability and may slow the return to work process

Sleep disturbances increase the risk of work disability and may slow the return to work process. This is especially true in cases where work disability is due to mental disorders or musculoskeletal diseases. These results come from a recent study conducted by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in collaboration with the universities of Turku and London.

The research is being conducted as part of two major research projects on social capital in the workplace (Kunta10) and on well-being in the hospital workplace. The follow-up study is part of the Academy of Finland Research Programme on The Future of Work and Well-being (WORK) and the Responding to Public Health Challenges Research Programme (SALVE).

Sleep disturbances include difficulties initiating sleep, intermittent and non-restorative sleep, and waking up too early. The occurrence of these disturbances was studied in 56,732 public sector employees in Finland. During the three-year follow-up, 7 per cent of them were incapacitated for work. Data on work disability and sickness absences lasting 90 days or longer, disability pensions and deaths were obtained from national registers. The associations of sleep disturbances with returning to work were studied in employees who were on long-term sickness leave or retired on disability pension. Continue reading Sleep disturbances increase the risk of work disability and may slow the return to work process

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Hypothyroidism – Your Diet Is The Boss

Hypothyroidism – Your Diet Is The Boss

By David Grisaffi, Author Firm and Flatten Your Abs

Hypothyroidism is a dangerous condition that should be taken seriously.It can have a major impact on every aspect of your life; however, controlling your diet can help you curtail the effects of the condition.This article will inform you on what hypothyroidism is, how it affects the body, and ways to help control its affects through diet.

What Hypothyroidism Is

Hypothyroidism is due to an abnormally low production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland which is controlled by the pituitary gland.The low levels of thyroid hormone are known to affect cellular processes and metabolism and growth and development.The thyroid creates its hormones from the amounts of iodine in food and released when triggered by the pituitary gland.Hypothyroidism is rather common and is often caused by medication, low iodine levels, a malfunctioning thyroid or pituitary gland, radiation, or associated with another disease such as Lymphocytic thyroiditis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Continue reading Hypothyroidism – Your Diet Is The Boss

Raw Food Fundamental Nutrition Part 2

Raw food is gaining popularity with many individuals rightfully seeking better ways to increase health through food, while promoting greater harmony and sustainability among all people and the Earth.While this is a noble goal, one I aspire to participate in, this article points out some common misconceptions of raw food nutrition to assist in expanding your thinking and allow for more objectivity.

Raw foods are alive; however, many health educators and most nutritionist claim this is so because of the bioactive enzymes.While there is some truth to that statement, it is at best only half-truth.Raw foods not only contain bioactive enzymes but also bacteria.Most people are unaware of the fact that enzymes do not reproduce, breath, or eat. Therefore, enzymes are not alive!This is an important misconception.Raw foods are alive mainly because of the activity of bacteria.

Enzymes essentially are protein structures that act as keys to unlock nutrients by disassembling food into smaller particles for digestion to take place by trillions of bacteria.Imagine placing your car key in the ignition and the engine turns on.Just because the engine is now “alive” doesn’t mean the key is alive. Processing food by heat, freezing, dehydration and chemicals changes the shape and structure of enzymes.The enzymes are no longer able to fit properly into the ignition situated on cell membranes. Continue reading Raw Food Fundamental Nutrition Part 2